Bugatti 100P

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  1. gumbyk

    gumbyk Well-Known Member

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    That is way cool. I have seen the original at Oshkosh and have always wanted to see it fly, even if the performance predictions are ... optimistic. Would be VERY heat to see it happen.
     
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    I have to say, that is one beautiful aircraft. Was it from the same Bugatti that makes cars too?
     
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    Yah, same guy. But the Bugatti of today is NOT the same family.
     
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    The Bugatti 100P was designed for Bugatti by Louis de Monge, but was to use 2 Bugatti straight 8 engines for power.
    It has never flown.
     
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    I built an RC scale model of it and it flew just fine ... so I'd like to see this new replica fly.

    Provided the CG is right, there is no reason why it shouldn't fly just fine, too.

    Hopefully it'll take wing in the near future and prove once and for all that the Bugatti would have been a good one if it had the chance. it might not have made the performance predictions, but SHOULD have flown well.
     
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    Wow! That's neat! Thanks for posting Aaron.
     
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    Well, that's a neat aircraft I never heard of. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Ettore Bugatti was once asked the design technique behind his successful racing cars. In English, he answered '....simplicate
    and add lightness.' Perfect, I reckon....
     
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